Jennifer Garner on the Real Status of Her Relationship with Ben Affleck

"We are definitely a modern family."

Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck
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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced their separation last year (opens in new tab)—but since then, no paperwork for the divorce has been filed (opens in new tab). And while there have been tabloid rumors of reconciliation (opens in new tab), Garner made their relationship status clear on the Today Show this morning: they are currently "great friends."

"We are definitely a modern family. We're doing really well, thank you," she said. She explained she took the family to Europe while Affleck shot Justice League there because "I felt like, well, the kids should have that experience, and he and I are great friends, and we just all went en masse."

To Garner, it really is all about children first and being a team. "It has to be. You don't have a choice. It has to be."

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Alyssa Bailey
Alyssa Bailey

Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.